Protective eye wear must be worn during the treatments. In your quest to have bikini-line skin as smooth as a baby seal's, you have to contend with the risks of removal, such as "irritation, infections, ingrown hairs, folliculitis, and cuts," Sejal Shah , a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, tells Allure. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism.
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There's also the risk that the rubbing of the threads against your existing bumps could make them more inflamed, says Shah. These can usually be found in the nail care section of a drug store or at certain salons. Many popular bikini bottoms and panties are becoming increasingly narrow, exposing more of the region than ever before.